Civic leaders named this village for Carol Stream, the 14-year-old daughter of Jay Stream, an influential local developer.
As it turns out, the name Carol Stream is a French and English hybrid that basically means "song of happiness by a water current."
Historical Significance of Carol Stream
Incorporated in 1959, Carol Stream is, at last glance, the only Illinois community named for a living person. Miss Stream survived a serious vehicular accident as a child. She eventually awakened after four months in a coma.
General Carol Stream Trivia
NBC featured an area farm during the network's first live outdoor broadcast in 1954.
Carol Stream's sister city is Capri, Italy, which is located on the Isle of Capri in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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